No. 14/14 Miami (4-0) opens conference play Saturday against ACC Coastal Division rival Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Saturday will be the Hurricanes' fifth of sixth consecutive games on the ESPN family of networks.
Miami is No. 14 in the latest AP and USA TODAY Coaches Top 25 polls and enters its ACC opener on a six-game winning streak, including a four-game series streak against Georgia Tech.
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GAME INFORMATION – GAME 5
14/14 MIAMI HURRICANES (4-0, 0-0) vs. NR/NR GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (3-1, 2-1)
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 • 3:30 p.m. ET • ESPNU • Miami Gardens, Fla. • Sun Life Stadium (74,916)
Georgia Tech leads 10-8, but Miami has won last four meetings ... Miami 4-2 vs. GT when ranked.
ESPN3 • Anish Shroff, Play-by-Play • Kelly Stouffer, Analyst • Niki Noto, Sideline Reporter
WQAM 560 AM • Joe Zagacki, PXP • Don Bailey Jr., Analyst • Josh Darrow, Sideline Reporter
RADIO CARACOL 1260 AM • Roly Martin, PXP • Pepe Campos, Analyst • Joe Martinez, Analyst
WVUM 90.5 FM • Chris Wittyngham • AJ Ricketts • Neil Dwyer
Satellite Radio • Sirius 85 • XM 85
- Miami is 1 of 5 schools that has not trailed this season (Louisville, Ohio State, Texas Tech, Washington).
- Miami has not trailed in the last 357 minutes, dating back to its 41-40 road loss at Virginia in 2012.
- Miami has 16 sacks – four more than it had in 12 games in 2012.
- Miami is tied for the ACC lead with 13 turnovers gained and ranks fifth nationally.
- Duke Johnson is the only player in Miami history with at least 3 kickoff returns of 95+ yards in his career.
CLIVE IN THE CLUTCH
How clutch has junior TE Clive Walford been for the Miami Hurricanes offense? 18 of Walford’s last 20 touches have resulted in either a Miami first down or touchdown. Walford has 7 catches through the first four games of 2013. Six have resulted in a first down, one resulted in a touchdown and the other was an 8-yard gain.
LESS IS MORE
Miami has scored 30+ points in 15 of its first 28 games of the @GoldenAl era, posting an 13-2 record in those contests. In those 15 games, Miami has trailed in time of possession 11 times. Miami is 8-1 in its last nine games when scoring 30+ points and trailing in time of possession.
Through four games, the Miami Hurricanes have tallied 16 sacks by 13 different players. Miami ranks second in the ACC and fourth nationally with 4.00 sacks per game. Last season, the Hurricanes recorded 13 sacks by seven different players in 12 games.
YET TO TRAIL
Miami hasn’t trailed in the last six games (a span of 357 minutes), dating back to its 41-40 road loss at Virginia in 2012. Miami is one of five FBS teams that has yet to trail in a game this season – Louisville (4-0), Ohio State (5-0), Texas Tech (4-0) and Washington (4-0).
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NFL BAG POLICY (VIEW GRAPHIC OF APPROVED BAGS)
The National Football League’s new bag policy will be in effect for all seven 2013 Miami Hurricanes home games at Sun Life Stadium. The new bag policy, which was established with fan safety and expedited entry in mind, places limits on the size and type of bags which may be brought into Sun Life Stadium. Fans may continue to carry pockets items such as keys, makeup, combs, phones, wallets and credit cards. As part of this initiative, each season-ticket account will receive one (1) approved bag which they may use at their convenience.
SLS staff will be patrolling the parking lots to educate fans about the new policy with flyers and signage. Staff will also hand out one-gallon bags in the lots and at the stadium gates.
Below are the NFL approved bags fans may carry into the stadium:
One bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and does not exceed 12” by 6” and 12” or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
- In addition to one of the clear bags noted above, fans may also carry in a small clutch bag or purse approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap.
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at Gate E designated for this purpose.
- Diapers and wipes can be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, will be able to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse, providing ample storage capacity.
Sandbar Sports Grill (@SandbarGrove), located 3064 Grand Ave. in Coconut Grove, will be the new location for the Hurricane Hotline. Fans are encouraged to join third-year head coach Al Golden, various assistant coaches and players each week during the 2013 football season. The Hurricane Hotline, hosted by Joe Zagacki and Don Bailey Jr., will air from 7-9 p.m. on WQAM – players from 7-7:30 p.m., Coach Golden from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and an assistant coach from 8:30-9 p.m.